Eterna Matic RARE Chocolate Fade Tropical Spider Web Dial Automatic ETA 2824

Eterna Matic RARE Chocolate Fade Tropical Spider Web Dial Automatic ETA 2824




Eterna Matic 

Rare Tropical Chocolate "Spider Web" Crazing Dial 

Caliber ETA 2824 


  • Description


    Steel Cushion


    Screw in


    Fade to centre Deep Chocolate / Toffee Brown "Spider Web" Patina "index" hour markers and partially skeletonised "stick" hands




    Genuine Leather "Rough Suede"



    ETA 2824


    Patina is the name of the game.. (Unique watch)

    Tho truly NOS examples do have a special place in collections if your looking for something truly unique "Tropical" is what your after... 


    Tropical?  Only in horology does "aged" become so poetic. Original unrestored dials are prized amongst collectors. Excellent examples demand a huge premium over badly aged dials, but Sometimes a right combination of the "Correct" type of aging due partly to luck and happy coincidence of materials techniques and paints or finishes used can produce something quite magical. 

    Take this.. Eterna Matic For example:

    The Glaze "Enamel" type finish of the dial was Factory issued finish but a miscalculation? wrong kind of glaze? untested?  bad formula? Wrongly fired?   for all intensive purposes an "Error" but without that error this would be just another dial (albeit a rather lovely) fade to centre dial


    In potery this is called "Crazing" a fault in firing or aging causing a fine cracks on the surface of a glaze the horological community have aptly named this Patina variation a "Spider Web" dial and the most common example and most well documented is found on transitional Rolex Submariners 


    How rare is it? on  Rolex? Reasonably. On Watches in general? VERY. On an Eterna Matic? Well its the only one we have ever seen. 


     a combination of  age and luck that is simply UNIQUE to this watch. 


    The Case 

    All Stainless Steel case LARGE for a "Cushion" type case 34mm wide (excluding crown) 36.5mm (inclusive) Crown 40mm Lug tip to lug tip and 20mm Lug Spacing 


    The Dial

    Aforementioned Stunning and Unique Deep Chocolate / Toffee Fade to centre Spider web dial, Big high polish steel indexes and matching partially skeletonised "Stick" hands and centre sweep seconds hand Date Aperture at 3 "Oh!" another Superb little touch of detail to this already unusual dial "Inverted" color scheme date wheel White on Black   


    The Band 

    Well we say it a lot but we like to think we know a thing or two about straps, This is a PERFECt match complementing the dial superbly is this 20mm ultra classic Chocolate brown "rough" suede ultra classic watch strap with contrasting ivory stitch 


    The Movement 

    ETA 2824




    sweep second

    date: quickset

    option: hack feature

    25 jewels

    f = 28800 A/h

    power reserve 40h